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“Everyone at Scotiabank is so positive and helpful.”


Manisha and Sudhir Bagde and family  

Names: Manisha and Sudhir Bagde


Country of origin: India


Year of arrival in Canada: 2010


Why we are Scotiabank customers: An architect with a Masters from JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, Sudhir was Vice-President of a very well-known construction group. Manisha, with a Masters in Fine Arts also from JJ School of Arts, ran her own design studio in Mumbai. “We came here to provide a better future for our kids.” Sudhir had met a Scotiabank representative in Mumbai who told him about the Scotiabank StartRight® Program for Newcomers and the bank’s partnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank in India. “I said, Good idea!” laughs Sudhir. “The banking formalities were all completed while I was in India. I had an account in Canada the day I landed.”


Everyone here is so positive: The Bagdes had opened a joint account, but Manisha stayed back in India for their daughter to complete her school exams and joined Sudhir a few weeks later. “Intesar Khan, the Branch Manager at the Brampton branch I had first visited, opened a new account for me that I could operate until Manisha joined me.”  

Posted: Sep 5, 2013

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